Hawthorne photographer gives new perspective to triple dead heat

Who needs the official photo when you have Ryan Thompson?

Bearing frigid temperatures and snow flurries, the Hawthorne Racecourse photographer on Sunday night captured one of the sport’s rarities — a triple dead heat — from the angle we’re opposite to seeing.

Using a remote camera under the rail, his shot captured Picky Picky Valor, Keep the Cash and Skyway Jaylo hitting the wire together in the 10th race of a harness racing card.

First, a traditional look:

And now Thompson's shot:

Jim Miller, Hawthorne's director of publicity, added this on the photo: "We are lucky to have the best track photographers in the industry IMO. started race 10 w/ pic from turf, ran to set up this camera on ground at wire then crossed track to catch finish. Effort rewarded with this shot of triple dead heat ."



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